Biggest Canada Day celebration outside of Ottawa at Canada Place
Nurturing nationalism: Free concerts, pick-up street hockey, a public-participatory parade and fireworks are all part of the package.
The largest Canada Day celebration outside the nation’s capital is a 13-hour festival at Canada Place on July 1.
Hannah Georgas headlines the Main Stage that includes performances by Tim Chaisson, Don Amero and Rumba Calzada.
Kicking things off at the Celebration Stage (Hall A, Vancouver Convention Centre East) will be a citizenship ceremony, followed by a multitude of multicultural performances.
Pick-up street hockey takes place on Canada Place Way with a photo-op with Fin, the Canucks’ mascot, between 2 and 3 p.m.
The rustic, Canadian-themed licensed Sunsetter Lounge will be decked out in Muskoka chairs, inviting patrons to enjoy a cold one while listening to performances by The Hairfarmers, Watasun, Bellwoods and more.
Getting in on the PR opportunity, sponsor Port Metro Vancouver hosts the Vancouver Harbour Patrol Vessel, berthed at Harbour Green Dock from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. while the Canadian Forces (Hall B, Vancouver Convention Centre East) includes displays and exhibits.
Other events include a Vancouver Circus show at Jack Poole Plaza and a chance to add to a unique maple leaf flag photo montage made up of over 1,000 Canada Day faces.
Hannah Georgas (top) and Rumba Calzada take to the main stage on Canada Day.
Main Stage (Canada Place Way at Canada Place)
11:00 a.m. to 11:05 a.m.
11:05 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.
Children of Takaya
11:35 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
Robyn and Ryleigh
12:20 p.m. to 1:05 p.m.
1:25 p.m. to 2:05 p.m.
2:25 p.m. to 3:05 p.m.
3:25 p.m. to 4:10 p.m.
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Celebration Stage (Hall A, Vancouver Convention Centre East)
10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Coastal Sounds Youth Choir
11:05 a.m. to 12:55 p.m.
1:15 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.
One Love Hip Hop Showcase
2:10 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
3:05 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
3:50 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cindy Yang Dance Academy: The Royal Datang
4:55 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
North Point Stage (North Point, Canada Place)
11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
12:35 p.m. to 1:35 p.m.
1:55 p.m. to 2:55 p.m.
3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
4:35 p.m. to 5:35 p.m.